Quilt # 51
|Colour Wheel Mandala|
Four different guilds in the area take turns hosting a biennial regional Quilt Day.
Participants get to partake in many activities throughout the day as well as participate in blocks, quilt or other challenges . In 2005, our guild, The Kirkland Lake Mile of Gold Quilter's Guild hosted Quilt Day 3.
These were the rules for the quilt challenge:
Quilt Day 3 - Mandala Quilt Challenge
For our purpose, your quilt can be a pieced, appliqued, embellished circle of any kind. The quilt itself can be round or a circular design on a square or any other shaped background.
The circumference (measure all around the finished quilt) is to be 100” or less.
(e.g. a 25” x 25” square or a 20” x 30” rectangle or less).
Any method can be used so long as it has 3 layers (top – batting – back) and is quilted.
Embellish to your heart’s content
I thought this was a good opportunity to make a Colour Wheel since the shape was right and I had wanted to make one for my sewing room.
Choosing the colours and values was a really good colour exercise. I added some buttons for embellishment and fringed the edges.
A pocket with a buttonhole works better than a hanging sleeve for quilts that are not straight at the top edge. A thin piece of panelling cut to shape helps keep the upper section firm and the quilt hangs perfectly.
|pocket and hanger|
Quilt Name: Colour Wheel Mandala
Description: Twelve-sided mandala
Size: 22” across
Fabrics: 100% cotton
Predominant colours: All colours
Construction Techniques: Twelve wedges consisting of 5 values – light to dark
Back: Black 100% cotton
Batting: Hobbs 80-20
Edge finish: Fringe
Quilted by: Terry Whyte
Sleeve: Hanging pocket
Date completed: 2005
Quilt History: Displayed at Quilt Day 3 (2005) & Kirkland Lake Mile of Gold Quilters' Guild (2005)